08-16-2018 09:47 AM - edited 09-07-2018 10:10 AM
Polar bears break the ice to survive. Teachers break the ice to thrive. Join this interactive, high-energy webinar and explore ways to use icebreakers and topic starters to socialize, stimulate, motivate, and prime your students for success. Participants will leave with practical strategies they can immediately implement to move students from passive observers to active participants in their education.
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Presenter: Shawn Orr, Director of the Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, Professional Instructor Communication Studies, Ashland College
Shawn Orr has worked in higher education for over 25 years as a Business and General Education professor, Department Chairperson, academic advisor, Dean of Faculty and Director of College Success courses. She’s taught more than 20 different courses in the business, management, composition, humanities and communication areas.
Shawn was the 2011 North Central Educators Association Educator of the Year and has been actively involved in working with accreditation, assessment, online learning, curriculum design and curriculum redesign in higher education. She has prepared, developed and delivered over 200 workshops, webinars, presentations, training seminars and keynote addresses across the country on student success, advising, online and hybrid learning, portfolio development, retention strategies, service learning, technology, generational teaching and learning, flipped classrooms, apps to engage students, active teaching and learning strategies, experiential learning and 21st century skill development.
02-18-2019 01:45 PM
I LOVE your innovation and creativity with IceBreakers! We use FitBits and RSS feeds at the start of each Intro to Computing class to Break into the material for the week in a 'gentler' way since some of my students are a bit fearful of big computers believe it or not?!?!
06-24-2019 07:52 PM
Ice breakers are great - I use them not only in classes but also in long meetings (typically with students). They not only help you refocus and reenergize, but are fun and help de-stress. Thanks for sharing Shawn's presentation.
08-05-2019 01:00 PM
I liked several of the ideas. I really liked rewrapping the candy and talking about student expectations. Many students come into my class with preconceived notions of the material.
08-27-2019 02:57 PM
I liked the many ideas for social, educational and topical ice breakers. I've participated in these in various settings but now will try to implement them myself. Thank you.